June 1953

Textbook of Clinical Parasitology.

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Edition 2. By David L. Belding, M.D. Price, $12. Pp. 1,139, with 283 illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 1, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):747. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070764012

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As stated, this volume is a textbook which is fairly complete and presented in a well-organized and readable form. The book is divided into seven sections covering the general headings of General Parasitology, The Protozoa, The Nemathelminthes, The Cestoidea, The Trematoda, The Anthropoda, and Technical Methods for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parasitic Infections. There is an index of authors and an index of subjects.

All organisms are classified and the morphology and physiology are discussed.

Each disease entity is well described, with the history, distribution, morphology and physiology, and characteristics of the particular causative organisms elaborated upon. The transmission of the disease, the pathogenicity, the pathogenesis, the clinical course, the diagnosis, and the treatment are well covered in each instance.

The last section, on "Useful Drugs in the Treatment of Parasitic Diseases," is a most interesting and up-to-date compendium.

This text would be an ideal reference for those interested

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